Artificial Pancreas

The artificial pancreas is a technology in development to help people with diabetes automatically control their blood glucose level by providing the substitute endocrine functionality of a healthy pancreas. The approaches are bioengineering, gene therapy and medical equipment. The bioengineering is a biological approach to the artificial pancreas is to implant bioengineered tissue containing islet cells, or stem cells that could differentiate into such cells, which would secrete the amount of insulin, amylin, and glucagon needed in response to sensed glucose. The gene therapy is designing a viral vector to deliberately infect cells with DNA to carry on the viral production of insulin in response to the blood sugar level. The medical equipment approach involves combining a continuous glucose monitor with an implanted insulin pump that can function together to replace the normal function of the pancreas.

  • Track 1-1 Type 1 diabetes
  • Track 2-2 Working
  • Track 3-3 Bio engineering
  • Track 4-4 Gene therapy
  • Track 5-5 Medical equipment

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